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Old 10-16-2011, 02:02 PM
Isilel Isilel is offline
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Default Best Movie Player?

Heading out on vacation on Friday and would like to load my IPad 2 with some movies. Which movie player is the best? My stuff will be mainly in .avi format. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:15 PM
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Using AV player from start
Plays everything that I throw at it
Plays all common formats including XVID,AVI,WMV,RMVB,ASF,H264,MKV

Couldn't recommend it more
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:26 PM
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Using AV player from start
Plays everything that I throw at it
Plays all common formats including XVID,AVI,WMV,RMVB,ASF,H264,MKV

Couldn't recommend it more
Could you provide a link? I searched it on iTunes and came up with zilch.
"AV Player Start"
"AV Player"
"AVPlayer"
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:42 PM
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I recommend trying

Azul media player
-Supports all subtitle formats
-Can change audio tracks now since the last update!

rushplayer
-Has the BEST video playback in the appstore but lacks support for some popular subtitle formats
-Use this if you don't require subtitles or audio track switching functionality.

AV Player
- Decent media player
- Doesn't support all subtitle formats
- Cant change audio tracks( correct me if I am wrong)
- Seems to be Azul media player's poorer step brother/clone

Aceplayer
-Only player that lets you manually choose both subtitle and audio tracks
-doesn't utilize the 2 cores of the ipad 2 i think
-Free! at least it was when i downloaded it

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Old 10-17-2011, 12:53 AM
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I use AVPlayer since ever... It's not laggy at all and it's perfect for me
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:06 AM
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I just tried Gplayer @@. I think I might have found my favourite movie player after burning through 7-8 of them in the appstore.

Yes AV player runs decently..but azul,gplayer and rushplayer have better video playbacks. ( at least that's what I felt when I played my 720 p mkv files !)

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Old 10-17-2011, 01:33 AM
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I just tried Gplayer @@. I think I might have found my favourite movie player after burning through 7-8 of them in the appstore.

Yes AV player runs decently..but azul,gplayer and rushplayer have better video playbacks. ( at least that's what I felt when I played my 720 p mkv files !)
Define "better" please
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Old 10-17-2011, 01:47 AM
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You may not have experienced lagginess, but I have in certain instances. 'time skips' for really large files triggers this and also results in some pixelation/distortions for a while as the decoder struggles to keep up.

The inability to manually select audio/subtitle tracks is also a big turn off for me. In addition , I often see flickering subtitles probably either because the subtitle format isn't supported or AVplayer has problems loading multiple/parallel subtitles.

Well that's my experience with AVPlayer HD from a few months back though. It might have improved..maybe. lol. But I never felt the need to go back to using it after trying the other video players I have purchased.

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:46 AM
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You may not have experienced lagginess, but I have in certain instances. 'time skips' for really large files triggers this and also results in some pixelation/distortions for a while as the decoder struggles to keep up.
Yea, I certainly wouldn't want that!

snip stupidity on my part - I see how it works, finally!

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Old 10-17-2011, 05:54 AM
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^ You need to go to the bottom of the Apps page on your DEVICE, not the Apps folder in iTunes.

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You may not have experienced lagginess, but I have in certain instances. 'time skips' for really large files triggers this and also results in some pixelation/distortions for a while as the decoder struggles to keep up.

The inability to manually select audio/subtitle tracks is also a big turn off for me. In addition , I often see flickering subtitles probably either because the subtitle format isn't supported or AVplayer has problems loading multiple/parallel subtitles.

Well that's my experience with AVPlayer HD from a few months back though. It might have improved..maybe. lol. But I never felt the need to go back to using it after trying the other video players I have purchased.
So if you experienced it, then everyone else will do as well? Explain it to me then why is it working perfectly for me. You shouldn't generalize that much.
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